March is National Kidney Month. This month medical professionals and healthcare organizations are taking the time out to raise awareness of kidney disease in order to help prevent kidney disease and to assist in the early detection of the disease.
Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure? Here we take a look at how diabetes can lead to kidney failure and how stem cell application can be used to treat type 2 diabetes and kidney failure.
Diabetes And Kidney Failure
The process our bodies use to digest protein results in waste products, which are filtered out by our kidneys and taken from our body in the form of urine. The filters in the blood vessels of our kidneys are too small to take out useful substances like protein and red blood cells and are designed only to filter out waste products.
When a person has type one or type two diabetes, this waste system can be impaired. High blood glucose levels can put a strain on the kidneys’ filtering system and, after years of stress, the kidneys can start to leak, allowing larger cells, such as protein, to be lost in urine. The process of losing small amounts of protein in the urine is known as microalbuminuria and occurs without any symptoms.
Over time, the kidneys start to lose functionality and waste products can build up in the blood. Eventually, if left untreated, this will lead to kidney failure. This is why diabetics need regular check-ups to check their urine doesn’t contain protein and their blood is being filtered properly.
Preventing Diabetes Induced Kidney Disease
People with diabetes won’t definitely get kidney disease; there are things you can control to help reduce your risks of developing kidney failure. These include regular check-ups, keeping blood glucose levels within target range, taking medication correctly, reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, becoming more physically active and limiting alcohol intake.
Stem Cell Application For Type 2 Diabetes
Stem cells work by reacting to chemicals that are released by cells and tissues in distress. When the “distress signal” is sent out by a tissue, the body creates more stem cells, which track the signal and go to that site, replicating the cells of the area and replacing damaged cells. In chronic disease and injury, the body is unable to produce enough stem cells to repair all of the damage. This is the case with diabetes, a progressive condition that, if uncontrolled, can have serious health effects.
Through the use of autologous stem cells (those taken from the patient, treated and reintroduced to the blood stream), it is possible to encourage healthy, insulin receptors that will promote the effective processing of blood glucose and normal insulin production. It is also possible to use stem cell application to repair tissue damage that is caused by diabetes over time.
If diabetes does lead to kidney disease, the autologous stem cell process can be used to repair damage to the kidneys, preventing further loss of kidney function and helping to restore some lost or damaged cells.
At Stem Cell Application Mexico we offer the best medical healthcare in Mexico to medical tourists, predominantly from Canada and the US. The progressive nature of chronic conditions means that the earlier in diagnosis the condition is treated the more effective the treatment is likely to be. If you or someone you love has diabetes or is suffering from kidney failure, contact us today to see if stem cell application could help.